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Minnesota lawmaker proposes secession to border states

Highway map of the state of Minnesota with Interstates and US Routes. It also has lines for state and county routes (but not labeled) and many cities on it as well. All cities are the County Seats and the Capitol (and some others).

A Republican Minnesota state representative is proposing legislation that would let Minnesota counties secede from the state and join border states. Rep. Jeremy Munson, of Lake Crystal, introduced the bill Thursday and tweeted out an image promoting a union with South Dakota. It shows nearly every county west of the Twin Cities metro as part of a newly imagined South Dakota. Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem appeared to support Munson’s idea by retweeting his plan with a note that said her state will “roll out the red carpet for people who love personal responsibility” and freedom.

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